Lamar Jackson is on track to face the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6.
Jackson returned to the practice field Friday after missing Thursday's practice due to illness. He was a full practice participant and did not have an injury designation.
He is coming off a career-best 442-yard passing performance during Monday's 31-25 overtime win against the Indianapolis Colts that earned Jackson the AFC Offensive Player of the Week Award.
The Ravens are on a short week after Monday's win, but Jackson participated in Wednesday's walkthrough and he has played every game this season, even after missing practice days. He missed two days of practice in Week 4 with a back injury and one day of practice in Week 3 due to illness. Jackson has never missed a game due to injury during his four-year career.
"Everything is OK," Head Coach John Harbaugh said of Jackson's latest illness. "I'm not going to talk about specifically what it was, but it wasn't a lingering thing."
Wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday, and did not practice all week after being injured Monday night. Watkins has been Jackson's third-leading target with 18 catches for 292 yards. This will be the first game Watkins has missed this season, after missing at least six games in three of his last four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs before joining the Ravens this year.
Earlier this week, Harbaugh did not offer a specific timetable for Watkins' return. "We'll just see how long it takes for him to get back," he said.
With Watkins out, rookie wide receiver Rashod Bateman is expected to be activated off the injured list for Sunday's game and see reps opposite starting wide receiver Marquise "Hollywood" Brown. It would be the first-round pick's NFL debut after he missed all of the preseason and first five regular-season games following groin surgery.
Starting left tackle Alejandro Villanueva (knee) was a limited participant in Friday's practice and is questionable. The veteran offensive lineman has never missed a game in his NFL career, but he has dealt with his injury for several weeks.
Starting safety DeShon Elliott (quad) is questionable, but he was a full participant in Friday's practice for the first time since Sept. 24. Elliott has missed the last two games but appears closer to returning to the lineup. Backup safety Geno Stone (thigh) was also a full participant Friday and is questionable.
Chargers WR Mike Williams Is Questionable, LB Drue Tranquill Is Out
A player whose status will be monitored closely prior to Sunday's game is wide receiver Mike Williams, who missed his third straight practice Friday with a knee injury. The Chargers still listed him as questionable to play.
Williams leads Los Angeles in receiving yards (471) and is coming off a huge Week 5 game against the Cleveland Browns – eight catches for 165 yards and two touchdowns. Williams and wide receiver Keenan Allen (34 catches, 369 yards, one touchdown) are a dynamic duo for quarterback Justin Herbert.
Starting safety Nasir Adderley (hip) has not practiced this week and is also questionable. Adderley is the Chargers' second-leading tackler behind All-Pro safety Derwin James.
Starting linebacker Drue Tranquill (chest) has been ruled out, which will hurt a defense that ranks last in the NFL against the run. Tranquill had been playing well since replacing the injured Kenneth Murray in the starting lineup.